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#149535 - 28th Feb 2007 6:36pm Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou!
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Trading standards officials have launched an investigation after drivers complained that they had been sold "contaminated" fuel.

Drivers from across south-east England believe they may have been sold petrol containing ethanol, which has damaged their cars.

Their vehicles have been juddering, misfiring and had a loss of power.

Independent oil company Greenergy said it was testing fuel supplied to Tesco and Morrisons to see if it was faulty.

I have always stayed away from supermarket fuel since my mate's motor bike had to have expensive repairs as a result of suspected "watered down" fuel supplied by Tesco, if this proves to be true, it will be quite damming. Im glad I stay away now!

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#149536 - 28th Feb 2007 6:43pm Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: MattLFC]
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i always go the bp anyway, yeh its usually a penny more than asda but at least i get me nectar points happy
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#149547 - 28th Feb 2007 7:13pm Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: jonah]
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Ive use tesco's all the time, and Never had a problem.
The day i have a problem will be the day i switch.

I use others too.

Petrol and Diesel,
Its cheaper and i get a christmas dinner out of it with me points lol...

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Its only in the south west the problems,
but we should be careful as it could begin to surface
up this way too.
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#149553 - 28th Feb 2007 7:20pm Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: Mark]
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note to ones self- never go down the south west when i need to fill up with petrol !! lol
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#149590 - 28th Feb 2007 9:13pm Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: jonah]
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They denied all knowledge.

Rain water gets into the tank vents, and waters it down.
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#149652 - 1st Mar 2007 1:12am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: DavidB]
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Lol i only ever been to supermarkets to top up about 3 or 4 times but am usually toppin up at me local petrol station. I will always try to avoid the supermarket ones tho as it feels funni to drive after ye top up.

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#149659 - 1st Mar 2007 1:34am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: Pomp]
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i dont bother wid supermarkets lol i use shell all the time but then that buggers me up wen i go down south as thats were im from originally and as seen as i travel down every year to see family and friends hehehehe note dont use supermarkets for fuel wen down there lol

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#149825 - 1st Mar 2007 9:16am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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i use tesco`s bidston all the time and never had any sort of a problem with any of my cars or bikes you have to look at it this way 20,000 cars fill how many off then all ready have a problem but is not known and they blame the fuel so untill i have a problem and it comfirmed to be the fuel from tesco i will be useing them.
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#149834 - 1st Mar 2007 10:49am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: Garry_St]
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Look at it another way. Shell/Texaco/Esso/BP and co spend billions developing and refining fuels, Tesco spend nothing, they simply buy the bog standard unwanted fuel from the big boys via a 3rd party company. Shel and co add cleaning agents to their fuel, which actively help keep your fuel system in good working order.

Imho, its worth going to the likes of Shell and BP, firstly it doesnt usually cost anymore (in fact the Tesco in Bidston is more often then not dearer then the Shell in Moreton) and secondly there are far too many stories of supermarket fuel being low grade (Many internet forums and independent reports suggested that Optimax at 98RON, was better then Tesco 99RON for both performance in imported Japanese cars and MPG overall).

I just stick with the big boys, the companies thats sole industry is Oil, they know what their doing.

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#149837 - 1st Mar 2007 11:16am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: MattLFC]
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And i will just keep having Free Christmas Dinners
with my tescos points.

As i have no compaints with Supermarket Fuel.
Its never let me down. Tesco's or any others either.

Convinence that will do for me wink
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#149850 - 1st Mar 2007 5:17pm Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: Mark]
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Be honest, you dont really know what extra damage supermarket fuel can be doing to your car as opposed to brand name fuel...

It might not actually damage it, but the cleaning agents in branded fuel help prolong a fuel systems life and the extra refinement leads to more MPG, more performance and less pollution.

I pretty much guarantee the people who have had problems with the Tesco and Morrisons fuel they have bought, were of exactly the same attitude as you prior to the problems.

Its not worth the risk imho, a few Christmas dinners doesnt make up for £1000 cat's if you get problems with them one day.

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#150080 - 2nd Mar 2007 9:06am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: MattLFC]
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i filled up from tescos at the weekend and mustve lost about 10bhp at least, and i suffered a mis-fire

i raced my mates celica on that fuel and he was on bp high octane and it was much closer than it should've been! he had his nose to my tail all the way to 120 leptons then i pulled away tease

done my best to dilute with texaco after hearing about all this crap

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#150181 - 4th Mar 2007 12:04am Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: blinkyspoogle]
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All i can say is thankgod my cars off the road and not down south.
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#150330 - 4th Mar 2007 8:09pm Re: Supermarket Fuel: No Way Not Near My Car Thankyou! [Re: spinking]
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i try an stay away from supermarkets anyway never mind fuiling up in one lol smile
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